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Pocket Quicken Discontinued

  /   Friday May 07, 2010  

When I bought my first Palm, the Tungsten T, in 2003, probably my favorite app for the thing was Pocket Quicken.  I could buy something with a debit card, record the transaction, and have it go into Quicken as soon as I did a HotSync.  As I’ve said before, it’s the one thing that I really, really miss on my Droid.

Well, now I know one reason why it isn’t available for the Droid.  In what has to be one of the most disappointing moves I’ve ever seen, Intuit terminated its license to Landware to make and sell the product.  For a long time, Quicken was the software that worked better than anything else, especially on Windows.  The Mac version works, but it’s really clunky.  I’ve heard many, many complaints about Quicken Essentials for Mac, and I have to wonder why Intuit thought they’d get away with releasing that in the state that it is in at its price.

I am now looking to replace Quicken.  I will most likely replace it with the first good Mac product to provide an Android mobile version, especially if it syncs over the air.  If anyone knows of such a product, please do let me know.

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